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ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION: DAY 3

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  Helix alum Jack Stronach was drafted 623rd overall by the Padres.  Photo via mlb.com screenshot

 

June 5, 2019 (Secaucus, N.J.) - The Padres took seven consecutive pitchers yesterday on day two.  One East County kid was drafted. Today is the day to end all days: the final day of the draft and rounds 11-40, also known as the lightning rounds.  Click the cut to see who the Padres took and be on the lookout for any East County kids.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION: DAY 2

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  Valhalla alum Jeff Houghtby was drafted in the 10th round, 296th overall by the San Francisco Giants.  Photo via usdtoreros.com

 

June 4, 2019 (Secaucus, N.J.) - The Padres kept it mostly in the high school age range on day one.  Click the cut to see who the Friars took in rounds 3-10 on day two of the 2019 MLB Draft and also to see if any East County kids made the cut.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MLB DRAFT EDITION: DAY 1

By Liz Alper

 

Photo:  Christian Patriots alum Kyle Stowers was drafted 71st overall in Competitive Balance Round B by the Baltimore Orioles

 

June 3, 2019 (Secaucus, N.J.) - It’s that time of year again.  Three straight days of draft picks joining the Padres’ already stacked farm system.  ECM Sports will have coverage of all 41 of the Padres’ draft picks. Today will cover rounds one and two and both competitive balance rounds.

ECM PADRES REPORT: MARLINS SWIM AWAY FROM PADRES

 
 
By Liz Alper 
 
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June 1, 2019 (San Diego) - The second-place Padres opened June by welcoming two NL East opponents to Petco Park, starting with the Marlins, whom they won 5-2 against last night.  Jose Ureña started game two tonight for the Marlins against Nick Margevicius.
 

WEEKLY EAST COUNTY SPORTS WRAP: MAY 18-25, 2019

 

 

By Dave Willauer

May 30, 2019 (San Diego’s East County) – East County alumni continue making news in professional sports and college teams this week.

May 18:  

Former Valhalla Norseman Greg Garcia came in as a pinch hitter and struck as the San Diego Padres were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-3. 

TONY GWYNN STADIUM TO HOST 2020 MOUNTAIN WEST BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

SDSU to host MW championships for fifth time

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May 29, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego State has been selected to host the 2020 Mountain West Championships for the fifth time and the second time in the last three years, the conference office announced on Wednesday.

Tony Gwynn Stadium will host the conference's top four regular-season finishers in a double elimination tournament running from May 21-24, 2020. The Aztecs have previously hosted the event in 2001, 2010, 2011, and 2018.

HEROIC SECOND HALF EFFORT COMES UP SHORT FOR ASC WOMEN

 

 

Source:  ASC San Diego

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May 28, 2019 (San Diego) -  ASC’s Marlene Avalos blasted in a 30-yard free kick in the 90th-minute in an attempt to equalize the match but came up short with a near miss.  Despite a dominant second half with the majority of ball possession, the home team was unable to find the back of the net and earn their first WPSL victory.

THREE GOALS AND THREE POINTS FOR ASC MEN'S TEAM IN NPSL GAME OF THE WEEK

 

 

Source:  ASC San Diego

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May 28, 2019 (San Diego) -  ASC San Diego continued their superb form with a shutout win Saturday, May 25th against Southwestern Conference opponents A.S. Los Angeles. The 3-0 victory bolstered ASC’s stats to 6 clean sheets on the season and a 6th win in their last 7 matches played. With just 4 matches remaining in the regular season, Saturday’s victory grants ASC 3 valuable points which pushes them further forward in their quest to see NPSL postseason play.

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: BONNIE DRAXLER QUALIFIES FOR NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

SDSU has had a student-athlete in 22 of the last 23 NCAA Outdoor Championships

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May 24, 2019 (Sacramento) - Bonnie Draxler qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Championships after finishing eighth in the pole vault Friday evening at the NCAA West Prelims in Sacramento, Calif.

Draxler cleared 14-02.00, which tied for the best height. This will be her fourth career appearance at the NCAA Championships (2nd outdoor). She was the national runner-up three months ago at the NCAA Indoor Championships.

SDSU BASEBALL ELIMINATED FROM MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

SDSU goes winless in MW Championships for just second time in 20 years

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May 24, 2019 (Reno) - The San Diego State baseball team fell to Nevada, 6-4, to finish the Mountain West Championships on Friday afternoon at Peccole Park. The Aztecs finish their season with a 32-25 record.

SDSU, which entered the game with a 19-6 record when scoring first, jumped out to a 4-1 lead in thanks to a 2-RBI single by Casey Schmitt in the first inning, a Jacob Maekawa run on a throwing error while stealing third in the fourth, and an Angelo Armenta single to left field scoring Matt Rudick in the fourth.

BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IN LEMON GROVE JUNE 1 TO BENEFIT SCHOLARSHIPS HONORING TREVON HARRIS, 13-YEAR-OLD KILLED BY VEHICLE

By Miriam Raftery

May 24, 2019 (Lemon Grove) – Trevon Harris, 13, dreamed of becoming an NBA player and played basketball with the Young Bulls, a recreational team in Lemon Grove.  But on May 3, he slipped on gravel outside his home in Lemon Grove and fell into the path of a vehicle, suffering a fatal head injury.

On June 1st, the Lemon Grove Improvement Council and Coach Mark Horton will hold the first annual Trevon Harris 3-on-3 basketball tournament for players ages 10-14 at the Lemon Grove Rec Center, 3131 School Lane.  Teams are encouraged to sign up at Trevon-Harris.eventbrite.com. There will also be music, food, games and more.

“This charity event will memorialize Trevon who was taken too soon from his family and from our community,” says Teresa Rosiak-Proffit with the Lemon Grove Improvement Council. “The funds raised will allow us to award prizes to the players and we are going to set-up a scholarship/endowment fund so that we can help the youth of our community with the sports needs they may have. If a youth cannot afford to join in on a sport or needs sports equipment they can contact us and we will assist."

SDSU TRACK & FIELD: CALLISTA FLETCHER ADVANCES TO 100M QUARTERFINALS AT NCAA WEST PRELIMS

 

 

Fletcher finished in 11.49, the sixth best time in school history

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May 24, 2019 (Sacramento) - Sophomore Callista Fletcher advanced to the 100-meter dash quarterfinals of the NCAA West Prelims Thursday evening after finishing with the 13th best time (11.49). Nyjari McNeil (800m) and Maya Brosch (400m hurdles) also competed Thursday evening, but did not qualify for Friday’s quarterfinals.

SDSU BASEBALL FALLS TO UNLV IN FIRST ROUND OF MW CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

 

Aztecs are 16-2 in their last 18 elimination games in MW tournament

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May 24, 2019 (Reno) -  San Diego State suffered a 9-3 loss to UNLV in its first-round Mountain West Championships contest at Peccole Park on Thursday afternoon. SDSU, now 32-24 on the season, will face the loser of No. 1 seed Fresno State and No. 4 seed Nevada at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow in an elimination game. 

ASC SECURES A COMFORTABLE 2-0 VICTORY AGAINST RIVERSIDE CORAS

 

 

Source:  ASC San Diego

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May 20, 2019 (Riverside) - ASC San Diego took all three points on the road this past Sunday after securing a comfortable 2-0 victory against NPSL rivals, the Riverside Coras. ASC, who have now won 5 out of their last 6 matches, played with dominance of possession throughout most of the 90 minutes. From the start, ASC played with an organized approach to control the midfield, allowing for simple offensive distribution and positive build up play on the counter.

ASC WOMEN CREATE LATE CHANCES, BUT FALL AGAIN

 

 

Source:  ASC

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May 20, 2019 (San Diego) - LA Galaxy SD’s near point-blank goal scored in the 65th minute proved to be the winner Saturday night in ASC San Diego Women’s second WPSL match of the 2019 season.

LA Galaxy SD were first on the board when a 30th minute cross in from the right wing found the LA Galaxy SD #10 streaking into the middle of the box to put the ball home for a 1-0 lead. Later, in stoppage time of the 1st half, an Anna Gomez Vila pass found Monica Navarro, near the top of the box, who fired a shot into the top right corner to make it 1-1 going into the break. Most of the first 45 minutes saw ASC San Diego on the front foot, but not many chances were created.

EAST COUNTY ALUMNI BASEBALL HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

East County News Service

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May 20, 2019 (San Diego's East County) - Alumni of East County high schools are finding their marks in the major leagues and in college baseball this week.

Two former East County alums made waves for the Padres.  Valhalla Norseman alum Greg Garcia went 1 for 3 with a double and one run scored for the Padres as they were defeated by the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 on Sunday. 

Former Grossmont Foothiller Joe Musgrove improved his record to 3-4 as he pitched 6.1 innings and gave up four hits, four runs (three earned), one walk and four strikeouts for the Bucs. 

SAN DIEGO COUNTY AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL'S SEASON BEGINS ON JUNE 2

 

 

Source:  San Diego County American Legion Baseball

May 20, 2019 (San Diego) - San Diego County American Legion Baseball is comprised of the greater San Diego County and offers an abundance of High School talent. Historically, San Diego was once a prominent region for Legion Baseball. In the The American Legion World Series, San Diego teams were crowned National Champions in 1938, 1941 and 1954. For whatever reason in the 1980's, San Diego County American Legion Baseball disappeared.

SDSU BASEBALL FALLS TO UNM IN REGULAR SEASON FINALE

 

 

Aztecs score three runs in the ninth inning of 7-4 loss

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May 18, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State baseball team capped the 2019 regular season with a 7-4 loss against New Mexico on Saturday afternoon at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs finish the regular season with a 32-23 record (16-13 Mountain West), while New Mexico finishes 2019 with a 23-28-1 record (11-16-1 MW). 

SDSU BASEBALL FALLS TO NEW MEXICO 2-0

 

 

Adrian Mardueno strikes out career-high eight in a five-inning start

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May 17, 2019 (San Diego) - Despite a strong start from Adrian Mardueno, the San Diego State baseball team fell to New Mexico 2-0 at Tony Gwynn Stadium on Friday night to even the weekend series. The Aztecs now sit at 32-22 (16-12 Mountain West), while New Mexico improves its record to 22-28-1 (10-16-1 MW). 

AZTECS ROWING FINISHES FIFTH AT AAC CHAMPIONSHIP, LANDS TWO ON ALL-AAC TEAM

 

 

Rowers wrap season in Oklahoma City

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May 17, 2019 (Oklahoma City) - The San Diego State rowing team competed in the American Athletic Conference Championship Friday morning at the US Rowing National High Performance Center, where the Aztecs finished fifth in the conference as a team and logged a third, two fourths and two fifth-place finishes across its five races. Sophomore Hannah Broadland earned all-AAC first team honors, while freshman Helen Bauer made the second team.

JUSTIN GOOSSEN-BROWN THROWS SHUTOUT IN SDSU BASEBALL'S 8-0 WIN OVER NEW MEXICO

 

 

Goossen-Brown posts four hit shutout in final start at Tony Gwynn Stadium

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May 16, 2019 (San Diego) - Behind a complete game shutout by senior right-handed pitcher Justin Goossen-Brown, the San Diego State baseball team opened its three-game series against New Mexico with an 8-0 victory on Thursday night at Tony Gwynn Stadium. The Aztecs improve to 32-21 (16-11 Mountain West) on the season. New Mexico, meanwhile, saw its record fall to 21-28-1 (9-16-1).

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SNEAK OUT GAME ONE WIN AGAINST BUCS

 

 

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Francisco Liriano took over after San Diego native Trevor Williams (Rancho Bernardo HS alum like our sportswriter) gave up a home run to Franmil Reyes in the third. Via @Pirates on Twitter

 

May 16, 2019 (San Diego) - After a lackluster series in Los Angeles, the Padres headed back down south to home to welcome the Pirates for the weekend.  Trevor Williams started for Pittsburgh against Eric Lauer.

AZTECS MEN'S AND WOMEN'S TENNIS TO HOST TWO CAMPS THIS SUMMER

 

 

Source:  goaztecs.com

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May 16, 2019 (San Diego) - The San Diego State men’s and women’s tennis programs will offer youth tennis camps this summer, which will be led by men’s assistant coach Jeff Thomsen and women’s assistant coach Nico Vinel. Two camp weeks will be offered, first from July 22-26 and again from July 29 through August 2, both at the Aztec Tennis Center.

UNFORTUNATE 2-0 LOSS SNAPS ASC MEN'S WIN STREAK

 

 

Source:  ASC San Diego

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May 15, 2019 (San Diego) - With a rose ceremony to start the match, the ASC San Diego players presented their mothers with beautiful red roses in front of a packed home crowd at Mission Bay Stadium this Sunday. It was a sentimental start to what would be a difficult loss for the home team when they were unable to secure three valuable points in their Southwestern Conference bid for the postseason.

ASC SAN DIEGO WOMEN'S TEAM FALLS TO SD SURF IN INAUGURAL MATCH

 

 

Source:  ASC San Diego

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May 15, 2019 (San Diego) - Despite an incredible late effort from Natasha Kai, her 88th-minute goal was not enough for the ASC San Diego women's team to grab the win in their first ever match as a team.

Kai, a forward for ASC, was doing double duty and helping out the back line, including hitting a magnificent header that knocked away a powerful cross from a San Diego Surf winger.

ROUGH START HURTS SDSU BASEBALL IN SERIES FINALE LOSS AT FRESNO STATE

 

 

Aztecs lose just third weekend series of the season

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May 12, 2019 (Fresno) - The San Diego State baseball team suffered an 8-3 loss to Fresno State in the series finale on Sunday afternoon. The Aztecs, now 2.5 games behind Fresno State for first place in the conference, are now 31-21 overall and 15-11 in the Mountain West.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES TAKE SERIES WITH 10-7 WIN

 

 

By Liz Alper

 

Photo: Greg Garcia tried to help the Padres rally in the ninth, but ultimately, the Rockies got the victory. Via @Padres on Twitter

 

May 12, 2019 (Denver) - The Padres have split the series with Colorado so far, losing badly Friday night, but picking up a win last night.  They played the series finale on Mother’s Day with Nick Margevicius on the mound against Antonio Senzatela for the Rockies.

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